For those who don't know, I have two teenage daughters (15, 17). Bot are good students, but they go about things differently. My oldest tends to wait until the last minute to do a project. My youngest does it the first day because she hates school and wants it done ASAP. lol
Anyway, on Sunday, Kati, my oldest, informed me that her AR test (advanced reading) was due on Monday and she still needed to find and read a book for it. Well, of course she does! *groaning* Students have to get at least 20 points or they don’t pass the AR test. Kati always passes, she LOVES to read. Still, she procrastinates. Her usual plan of attack is to find a book on the AR list worth at least 20 points. This way she doesn't have to read several smaller books. She'll sit down in the recliner on Sunday afternoon and spend the entire day reading.
However, this time she couldn't find any books in my boxes (I have tons of books!). So, I joined the search. She wanted a Dean Koontz book. I have quite a few, but could I find them? Of course not. We had already tried the store earlier that morning and nada. At this point we were starting to get desperate. Finally, my brain kicked in and I said, "You know, we could just download an ebook to my Sony eReader".
Not sure why I didn’t think of that to start with! I guess because I'm not used to the kids reading on my eReader.
Anyway, we popped online and found a Koontz book right off the bat. Kati did have to pull an all nighter to finish it because we had a birthday party to go to that evening and she didn't have time to read until it was already late. When Monday came Kati took the eReader to school with her so she could refresh her tired brain before the test. As you can imagine she aced the damn thing. LOL
On that same note, have you all seen the newest version of Nook? It's more expensive, but boy am I loving the looks of that thing!
A few features (see more on their site):
- Stunning 7-inch color touchscreen
- Magazines & newspapers in rich color
- Kids' books come alive
- Over 2 million titles at your fingertips
- Get social, surf the web, play games, even listen to music
Originally I wanted the Kindle. Actually, I still do. I really like this newest Nook too, though. I'm thinking I should wait, because my guess is that Kindle will soon have their own color version with all these same fun features. And with any luck the prices will go down and that's when I'll pounce! LOL
In the meantime, I'll just stick with the Sony. :)